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is growing for a santa rosa boy killed falling a race car accident on saturday. friends and family of marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside of his family's muffler's shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control out of a war of black. it crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old dale wonderjim was killed. >> kron fours marureen kelly has more formation and the uncovered and for mission about the vict victim and the driver. >> he was a racer since it was 5 years old starting with go-karts. >> he is posing with a trophy alongside his older cousin chase. on the right- hand side of the screen. >> that young man now 17 was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. chase johnson has been a competitive research into a young age. his website reveals he comes from four generations of race car drivers. >> the 17 year old who was not injured was in a town outside of petaluma. the championship he had been one at petaluma speedway. he is a senior at petaluma high school. his teachers say he is a good student and is very involved in the sport. >> it is wo
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
. they do everything, enjoy every minute of life together. >> reporter: 14-year-old marcus was in the pit area of the racetrack last night helping his cousin prepare for a race while chase was doing warm up laps he tried to make a turn and lost control of the vehicle. >> straight out the ticket and probably 90 miles an hour and flew in the air and marcus left my side to go to the bathroom and was walking back from the restroom and the car flew in the air and hit him. >> reporter: marcus and a 68-year-old died from injuries. chase wasn't hurt. marcus had been racing since he was five and as these trophies she he excelled at the sport. the teen was looking forward to playing high school basketball next year. >> the sweetest young man, coaches, friends will tell you the first one to help somebody or give somebody a hand. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the accident but rob johnson said his steering wheel popped off and that's why he lost control. >> every time he got in the car in every race he would check and check and check and i don't know how it could
includes the right to marry. joining me now for our daily fix, ruth marcus, editorial columnist for the "washington post." we've seen this evolution and clearly, hillary clinton as secretary clinton was forward-leaning as far as spousal benefits, partner benefits at the state department. but this is is a clear an obvious step. what she signaling? >> i think what she's signaling is what we've, the other folks that you've mentioned, is that support for gay marriage is now, pardon the phrase, going to be a litmus test in the democratic party. i'm almost thinking about how secretary clinton, when she was candidate clinton, had to explain why she voted for the war and express her views on the war. candidates are now going to be explaining why they weren't for gay marriage earlier and who would have ever, i'm not criticizing her. i think it's a terrific development. but whoever would have thought that she would have been preempted on this, by rob portman? times have changed. >> times have changed indeed. and rapidly. and this was her endorsement was delivered via the human rights camp
and into the pit. thomas roman is live in santa rosa with the story. reporter: we learned that 14-year-old marcus johnson was also a sprint car driver. this memorial to him at his father's muffler shop has been growing since neighbors and friends learned of his death. the communities have been devastated by the tragedy. the start of the civil war sprint car series took a tragic turn friday night. in a practice run chase johnson lost control. kylely bumpus watched the car leave the track. >> we had
-old marcus johnson of santa rosa and another man were killed when a car lost control and slammed into the pit area. >> it's dangerous for the people that are watching it. i really believe that they ought to take the time to fix that. >> the racetrack owner says investigators have not determined the track to be unsafe. investigators continue to look into what caused johnson to lose control. >>> helping to rebuild a fairfield landmark destroyed by fire, that's the goal of organizers as they hold a benefit concert for a club that suffered a million dollars in damages on january 25th. investigators say the fire started in the attic. it was determined to be an accident. money raised will go toward rebuilding the club which brings in some big name comedians from across the country. >>> there's a big emergency drill going on right now inwalnut creek. canine search and rescue teams are conducting a mock search at the shell ridge open space.  they are simulate ago plane crash. this will all take place until 3:00. the open space is still open to the public but pet owners are being asked to keep their
to this alleged alibi from demarcus elkins, the older suspect, now his aunt was saying that he was with her that night, that it's impossible that they got the wrong guy. yesterday after the press conference i asked the police that specific question how do you know you guys got the right individuals? as you mentioned the suspects were arrested with the help of the mother's description, they also said they cross-referenced with area school's attendance records to see who was missing that day but listen to what demarch kiss elkins' mother told our local affiliate last night. >> i am devastated. i'm sad because they got the wrong person. i hate what happened to that baby because no baby deserved to go through that but at the same time they're taking someone to jail that is innocent. i'm 100% de'marquis elkins was not there. >> reporter: officers say family members don't want to believe someone could do this. they have not gone in front of the court but new information to cnn they have officially been charged. >> let me ask you about what the town is doing about this. it must be tearing people u
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